This shapes up to be the most entertaining pool of the tournament's initial stages, including three of last season's four semi-finalists at the Nines.
The four pools of the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines have been revealed, with local favourites the Warriors to face Brisbane, Manly and the Bulldogs.
Some of the biggest names in the NRL are set to return to rugby league in the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines. Tickets are now on sale!
The 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines will be staged on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February at Eden Park.
Storm fullback Billy Slater has provided the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines an unexpected boost, signalling to organisers his intention to play next year.
He was struggling to walk after a frenetic Auckland Nines final, but Cronulla Sharks veteran Chris Heighington still found time to praise his team's young guns.
The three-match series against the Australian Jillaroos at the NRL Auckland Nines was a dream a year in the making for the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns.
South Sydney have claimed the 2015 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines following an extra-time final which was finally ended by Matt King's golden try.
It was the weekend that had everything from flat tops to 'fros, from returning stars to young guns, and quality footy in January for the first time in ages.
A stunning and memorable Auckland Nines final has been claimed by South Sydney 18-14 despite an epic defensive display from the Cronulla Sharks.